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Almost Us!? Sea Squirts, Tunicates, Ascidians, Subphylum Urochordata, Phylum Chordata Pt. 4

To: Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3, Pt. 5,

By Bob Fenner

 

Genus Leptoclinides:

Leptoclinides cf. reticulatus (Sluiter 1909). An encrusting species of thin, membranous make-up. Dark grey with yellow-white siphon interiors. Shallow water reefs of the Western Pacific. N. Sulawesi pic. 

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Genus Lissoclinum:

Lissoclinum cf. vareau Monniot & Monniot 1987. Western Pacific; Australia to Polynesia. This colony in the. Encrusting colonies that are soft and fragile. Oral and cloacal openings numerous, distributed throughout the colony. White with magenta siphon openings. 

 


Genus Oxycorynia:

Oxycorynia fascicularis N. Sulawesi image.

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Pachyclavella sp. N. Sulawesi image (Lembeh Strait). 

Perophora modificata Kott 1985. Western Pacific; Australia, Indonesia, Philippines. Zooids in dense clusters, with short stalks. Transparent lemon-yellow in color. Here in Bunaken/Sulawesi/Indo. 

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Perophora namei Hartmeyer & Michaelsen 1928. To less than 10 cm. in length, counting stalk. Ovoid, bluish zooids.Western Pacific; Indonesia, Philippines, Coral Sea. S. Sulawesi/Indo. 

Genus Polyandrocarpa:

Polyandrocarpa polypora A stalked Ascidian... Fiji 2017

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Genus Polycarpa:

Polycarpa aurata (Quoy & Gaimard 1834). Indo-Pacific; Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines, Micronesians. This image made off of the north of Lombok, Indo. 

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Polycarpa pigmentata (Herdman 1906). Distinctive, independent polyps with thick leathery tunics, bright white-dotted siphon interiors. N. Sulawesi image. 

Polycarpa spongiabilis, Giant Tunicate. Globular shaped. Siphons appear lined w/ inward facing bars at edge. To five inches. Roatan 2016. TiffB pic.   

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Genus Pycnoclavella:

Pycnoclavella sp. Heron Island, QLD, GBR

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